Fool Me Once

Dutton. Mar. 2016. 400p. ISBN 9780525955092. $28; ebk. ISBN 9780698404175. F
OrangeReviewStarMaya Stern Burkett has known death. As a former army special ops pilot, she recognizes it's just part of the job, but in her civilian life she never expected to lose both her husband and her sister to murder. Though they each died at different times and under different circumstances, Maya is still forced to carry on as a single mother to her own daughter, Lily, and help raise her sister's two kids. She installs a nanny cam in her living room, disguised as a digital picture, and who does she see but her late husband playing with her daughter. Maya is thrown into a spiral of disbelief and becomes obsessed with finding answers. As she uncovers hard truths about her family and herself, Maya's life is in jeopardy, and time is running out.
VERDICT Coben (The Stranger) has done it again with this fast-paced smart thriller. Fans and those new to Coben will devour this stand-alone. [A March LibraryReads Pick.]
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